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PharmD Year 2 - Library Resources

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library consists of several databases including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  The Library is relatively small so simple keyword searching is usually effective.  Advanced searching using MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) terms is also available.

 

Advanced Search example. 
  Fields searched Search Term(s)

Results

(Trials)

  Title Abstract Keyword tofacitinib 596
AND All Text rheumatoid arthritis 300
AND Publication Type random*

41

Nexis Uni

The example below makes use of several search techniques that can help increase focused search results.
("prescription verification" w/10 (pharmac*) AND (fee OR reimbursement OR payment OR charge OR renumeration)

All results must contain the phrase prescription verification within 10 words of any word starting with pharmac and must also contain any of the following words: fee, reimbursement, payment, charge.

U.S. Government Information

govinfo.gov

Sample Search
  Search Term Results  
  "opioid crisis" OR "opioid epidemic" 2,637  
  AND pharmacist* 411  
  AND ("opioid crisis" OR "opioid epidemic") AND (pharmacist* near/5 (fee OR reimburs* OR payment OR charge OR renumeration) 19  

Screenshot of govinfo.gov search

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